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's no doubt we did exactly what we said we were going to do in libya. >> reporter: it was a limited u.s. role when the rebels faced massacre and pushing other nato nations to take over. rebels say he was shot in the head in a cross fire. this is closure to the loved ones of americans remembered at this monument in syracuse, new york, killed when the libyan dictator allegedly had their u.s. jetliner blown up in 1988. >> to finally get the man that ordered the bombing of pan am 103 is justice. >>> u.s. officials worry any aircraft missiles are unaccounted for here, islamic radicals could capitalize on the chaos. the revolution has won said president obama, but there's more to do. >> to secure dangerous materials andh) of all libians. >> reporter: two things libya has to learn with gadhafi dead. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> early this morning secretary of state hillary clinton who had just been to tripoli just days ago responded to gadhafi's killing saying it was a new era for libya. speaking from islamabad she also turned up the heat on pakistan saying there would be a very b
them free he disables them so they could not be used again then he committed suicide. >> i honestly believe he didn't feel like he needed to live any longer. and it's sad if -- >> reporter: authorities never saw a suicide note so we don't know if it was his final act of kindness or cruelty. andy rochen, nbc news. >>> a senate vote could come on portions of the president's jobs bill that was voted down as a whole last week. yesterday the president wrapped up a three-day bus tour pushing his legislation to put americans back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. we expect them to vote on the grants to save over 400,000 jobs. police, firefighters, teachers, president obama has been pitching this on his bus tour and yesterday criticized the republican alternative which requires cleaning the environment and policies he says are lax on wall street. they say this is just a temporary fix. it would be paid for with a half percent tax on millionaires. republicans say millionaires are the people who create jobs. if
news for some in the republican party. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington on this. >> good morning. this poll shows that while mitt romney remains the most electable candidate against president obama, it's herman cain that most republican voters would prefer if that election were held today. take a look at the numbers, herman cain stands at 27%, ahead of romney's 23. rick perry has slipped 20 points since the end of august to third place. so what has boosted cain in popularity? it looks like he is most popular with members of the tea party and those who identify themselves as very conservative. the polls show that people seem to like him because he is a businessman, not a politician. cain says people are starting to take his flat tax plan seriously. president obama's jobs plan gets two-thirds support from people who say not only should we put the jobs plan into place, but also tax the wealthy. lynn? >> thanks so much. and as you heard tracie mention, a new poll shows that most americans support the president's jobs bill. last night al sharpton asked senator ben cardin, a de
for talking to us this evening. >> that does it for us tonight. i'm ezra klein. rachel will be back tomorrow. follow me on twitter at twitter.com/ezraklein. >>> damage assessment. a fresh snapshot on the nation's unemployment situation is about to be released as the frustration builds among protesters. >>> massachusetts may have surveillance shows a female store owner being tacked. >>> gabrielle giffordss gets a warm reception as she returns to washington. i'm lynn berry. those are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with waiting for word as the government releases its september jobs report later today, the president is looking for dramatic ways to show he's in touch with americans who are taking to the street in protest all across the country aiming their frustration's nation's banks. nbc's tracy pend oreilie potts >> reporter: some of that has spilled over as lawmakers try to work together and figure out if they can pass all or maybe just some of the president's jobs plan. >> you can hear me in the back. >> reporter: the occupy wall street protests have spread from
. for us it feels like we're back to square one and the search goes on to find out what truly happened. >> kercher went on to thank the support his family has received from around the world. >>> a new poll finds texas governor rick perry's rapid race has lost its steam, an equally i'm prs sive jump from her main cain. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. cain is in second place tied with perry with romney back on top with a solid lead. herman cain winning the two straw polls, one in florida and one in missouri. the only other candidate who is in double digits is ron paul. her main cain seems to have really gotten a big boost from this latest straw poll. president obama on the other side is calling himself the underdog here, admitting in an interview with abc that what's going on with the economy could seriously hurt his chances of re-election. he says, though, he's banking on americans seeing his vision for the country, although admitting americans are not better off than they were four years ago. speaking of things in jeopardy, the
in turkey. >>> money pit? a damning government report slams u.s. police training efforts in iraq. >>> and re-igniting the flame, lady liberty is about to get a 21st century upgrade. good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with tragedy in turkey. rescuesers are digging through dust and rubble in eastern turkey this morning after a powerful 7.2 earthquake struck near the country's border with iran on sunday. at least 217 people are dead, hundreds more are injured, and authorities fear that death toll could rise dramatically in the days ahead. emily morgan from itn reports. >> reporter: grimacing and in pain, but alive, this woman was pulled out from under a collapsed building eight hours after the earthquake struck. working by torchlight, rescuers have been looking for survivors trapped by concrete. she is perhaps a symbol of hope for residents searching for relatives here. this was a seven-story building in vam, demolished in a split second as locals watched from below, workers continued the painstaking t
? >> the corporate greed machines that are supposed to be creating jobs for us are holding on to the money they're collecting and no jobs are trickling down. >> reporter: today analysts expect the new jobs report to show more jobs were created last month but with little or no impact on the unemployment rate. on capitol hill lawmakers are grappling with how to pay for the president's $447 billion jobs bill and we're seeing some of that same raw emotion. >> you were going to win on this bill. you didn't teed to jam us. >> there has to be an end to this. >> reporter: republicans are trying to force a vote on the plan to prove all democrats aren't behind it. democrats are going to bait for the revised version which may include a 5% tax on millionaires. president obama says he's okay with that. >> i'm fine with the approach they're taking. >> proposing a partisan tax hike 13 months before an election won't create one single job. not one. >> reporter: now republicans have been accusing the press of spending too much time campaigning, lynn, and not enough time governing. >> tracie, thanks. >>> gop pre
. >>> and we begin this morning with turning up the heat. president obama is using his campaign-style bus tour to take jabs at republicans standing in the way of his jobs proposals. not surprisingly, the gop is firing back. for more on that we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington for us. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. some of that criticism is about his jobs plan. some of it is about this campaign-style bus tour. the buses alone cost over $2 million. republicans are questioning whether that's a good use of taxpayer money. president obama visits a community college in north carolina and a virginia high school today. >> pass this bill. we need to pass this bill. >> reporter: he's pitching $35 billion to save nearly 300,000 jobs, teachers, police, firefighters, first responders, part of his bigger jobs bill the senate rejected. >> we're going to break up my jobs bill. maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing at once. >> reporter: republicans are livid about this campaign-style tour. >> he's traveling around on a canadian bus, touting american jobs. is that appropriate
late at night with a flash light under the chin on halloween. that does it for us tonight. >>> back to the drawing board. president obama's jobs bill fails in the senate, but the president says it's not dead yet. >>> october boost. gop front-runner mitt romney arrives at last night's presidential debate with a surprise endorsement. >>> and punching holes. the prosecution delivers more damning testimony in the trial against michael jackson's doctor. hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. today we begin with defeated but not necessarily dead. last night senate lawmakers voted down president obama's $447 billion jobs bill even as the president was on the road trying to drum up support for it. the package of tax cuts and new spending failed in a 50-49 vote, falling short of the 60 needed to keep it alive. two democrats joined all republicans in blocking a vote on the bill. republicans opposed its spending to stimulate the economy and its tax on millionaires. after the vote, the president vowed to continue his fig
religion after a pastor who supports rick perry called it a cult. nbc's trace' potts joins us from washington with the latest. tracie, good morning to you. >> veronica, good morning. perry has rejected those comments, but some analysts say he needs to come out and say more. the dallas pastor who said mitt romney is part of a cult is defending his comments about mormons. >> they have their own human founder, their own set of doctrines and their own religious book outside of the bible. >> pastor jeffers says mormons aren't christians and it's a false religion. romney's opponents say, it's a nonish. >> we don't have a test for people when they go into the white house, we do believe in tolerance and liberty. >> i'm dodging it because it's not going to help boost my campaign. >> he called it a ridiculous sideshow. >> i don't no idea why people are wasting so many political bandwidth. >> pretty existent in the values i share and the things i want to see happen in this country. >> jeffers said sunday, voters are smart enough to separate his beliefs from the candidate he endorses. as for r
in seven languages with more to come, i'm sure. that does it for us tonight. >>> some cities begin cracking down on occupy protesters. >>> gadhafi's coup. a new report surfaces about an alleged plot to overthrow the iraqis government. >>> and there she blows. crews purposely blast a hole in a nearly sent-old dam. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with coast-to-coast case cro chaos. cities affected by the nationwide movement may have run out of patience with the protests. in new york, occupy wall street protesters were met with police force and barricades after they broke off into groups and held up traffic. at least ten were arrested. they were marching in solidarity with occupiers in oakland where clashes turned violent and jay gray has more. >> reporter: as the thick smoke of tear gas fills the night sky, it's clear that tempers and tension surrounding the national occupy movement are growing. >> all we're trying to say, it's our right, freedom of speech. >> reporter: but after a series of arrests
they're going to have to make some new hampshire friends. very, very fast. that does it for us tonight. "fi. >>> desperate dig. rescuers continue to search for survivors of turkey's deadly quake. >>> garbage deluge. a massive island of trash and debris from the japanese tsunami heads towards the u.s. >>> and hot ticket. italy's mt. etna puts on a spectacular nighttime show. good morning, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with a race against time. rescue crews in turkey are franticly searching for any signs of life. officials say at least 366 people were killed and 1300 were injured in the quake-prone region. nbc's michelle franzen reports. >> reporter: a young man pulled from the rubble, more than 30 hours after being buried alive. a toddler freed from a cage of mangled steel and concrete and carried to safety. rare survival stories giving home to this devastated town, scores of building were simply flattened in an instant. no one knows just how many people might still be alive trapped in the rubbl
and more debunktion, i can tell, in your future. that does it for us tonight. . >>> showdown at dartmouth. republican presidential candidates prepare to face off in the granite state. >>> millionaires march. wall street protesters plan to get up close and personal with some of wall street's wealthiest. >>> and picking up steam, the world's oldest known automobile fetches a record amount at auction. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with under pressure. republican presidential candidates are in new hampshire gearing up for tonight's economic-themed debate. the latest polls show former massachusetts governor mitt romney out in front. nbc's tracy potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. each of these candidates has an agenda going into this debate tonight. mitt romney needs to maintain. herman cain needs to show why he's moving up. rick perry needs to prove he can survive. front runner mitt romney has a 37% lead in new
of technology. that does it for us tonight. >>> remembering a visionary -- people around the world mourn the loss of apple co-founder, steve jobs. >>> havoc in houston, a train and a dump truck collide, sending passengers flying. >>> and autumn blast -- old man winter begins rearing its ugly head in parts of the nation. good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with the loss of steve jobs. it was news many people learned on the very devices he will be remembered for, that changed the way we communicate. the tech visionary died yesterday at the age of 56, surrounded by his family. apple fans paid tribute to its iconic co-founder outside the company's headquarters in california last night. as similar memorials popped up outside apple stores across the country. nbc's george lewis looks back on his life and legacy. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: he was the father of the iphone, the ipod and the apple mac computer. turning electronic gadgets into objects of desire. >> i think if you do
and the other is a geisha. >> reporter: clean-up began in areas more used to raking leaves than shoveling snow in october. >> i think mother nature played a trick on us. >> reporter: a trick that has left as many as 3 million from virginia to vermont in the dark, as tree limbs fell, crippling power lines and blocking roadways. >> snow hit the tree, hit the leaves. the trees got heavy and a lot of tree damage. >> reporter: damage that could take a while to repair. >> they're going to have extensive and long-term power outages. >> reporter: snow started falling saturday and smashed records as it moved north, tying up air travel as thousands faced delays and cancellations at newark and yfk. passengers on a jetblue flight diverted to connecticut waited seven hours on the plane before finally being cleared for the airport terminal. and as residents continue to dig out, and the frost starts to melt off the pumpkins -- >> i think we're in for a big, bad winter. i mean, here we are in october and we've got snow. >> reporter: winter is still more than six weeks away. francis coe, nbc news. >>> a storm
's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that and the president's late aest principle of law ratings. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we're about to reach $1 trillion in student loan debt this year. today at the university of colorado, president obama is expected to announce new rules that he calls pay as you earn. they would allow college grads to consolidate old and new loans with a half percent discount on the interest rate, essentially lowering payments and for many students preventing default. one payment instead of two, making it a lot easier for them to get that debt paid down. college still a good deal in as much as unemployment rates for college grads are half that of the national unemployment rate. so what are all the new initiatives doing for president obama's approval rating? according to the latest "new york times"/cbs poll, it's about even. 46% approve, 46% disaproef. it apeepears he got a bump recently. >>> the same poll that she is talking about found americans are united on one front, their dissatisfaction with congress. a meager 9% of a
immigrants while herman cain's 9-9-9 tax plan came under attack. tracie potts joins us with all the details. >> reporter: last night what happened in vegas did not say in vegas. the fire between these candidates was on display for the whole country to see. >> mitt, you lose all of your standing from my perspective -- >> reporter: in their testiest exchange yet, rick perry and mitt romney locked jaws on whether romney hired illegal immigrants. >> i'm speaking. you get -- we hireded a lawn company to mow our laup and they had illegal immigrants. when that was point out to us, we let them go. and we went to them -- you have a problem with allowing someone to finish speaking. this has been a tough couple of debates for rick and i understand that, so you're going to get testy. >> reporter: rick santorum accused both of being less conservative than they appear and almost everyone jumped on herman cain's 9-9-9 flat tax plan. >> 84% of americans would pay more taxes under his plan. >> that simply is not true. >> go to new hampshire where they don't have a sales tax and you are fixing to give them o
show former massachusetts governor mitt romney out in front. nbc's tracy potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. each of these candidates has an agenda going into this debate tonight. mitt romney needs to maintain. herman cain needs to show why he's moving up. rick perry needs to prove he can survive. front runner mitt romney has a 37% lead in new hampshire, where tonight's debate is supposed to focus on the economy. >> government will spend whatever you give them and then some. my view is, hey, guys, let's not talk about taking more of the money of the american people. >> reporter: but questions about romney's mormon faith are likely to surface tonight along with criticism of the health plan he created as governor of massachusetts. >> time and again, they've pointed to massachusetts as its model. >> reporter: romney's called rick perry light on immigration. that could come up tonight. perry's raising lots of money but sinking in the polls after a poor debate performance. >> this debate this week will be very important for rick p
americans back to work. for more on that, we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington for us. traci, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. good morning. the senate rejected that plan this week and republicans have introduced their own that includes easy, government regulations, oil regulations and a tax overhaul. they say it will create 5 million jobs. democrats insist no jobs will be created through tax cuts. it's one of the things the president discussed yesterday with house speaker john boehner. the republican speaker was called -- the president called him to congratulate him on three new free trade agreements with colombia, panama and south korea. that, the white house says, will create 250,000 jobs. south korea's president is here in the united states, big dinner at the white house last night. today he and president obama head to michigan to a plant that's making cars that were designed in south korea. it's the type of collaboration that both sides say they expect to create more jobs here in the united states. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington. thanks. >>> meanwhile democrats
't commit. now the young woman is back on u.s. soil with loved ones who have waited for years to be reunited with her. kgw in portland, oregon is in seattle with more. kyle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. cheers of welcome home could be heard as amanda knox appeared before the press here at seattle sea-tac airport. her four year ordeal is finally over. she's home, she's free and she's back with her family. a homecoming four years in the making. a tearful amanda knox was greeted with a rousing applause from supporters as she returned home after four long years in an italian prison. >> i'm really overwhelmed right now. i was looking down from the airplane and it seemed like everything wasn't real. >> reporter: a day after an italian appeals court overturned her conviction, knox thankeded her supporters. >> what's important for me to say is just thank you to everyone who has believed in me, who has defended me. who has supported my family. >> reporter: it's knox's first taste of freedom since the seattle exchange student and two others were charged in 2007 with the brutal murde
that used a racially charged name. the accusations have drawn criticisms from rival herman cain who spent the weekend celebrating a victory. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. herman cain has now won his second republican straw poll, the first one in florida and now over the weekend in kansas city at a gop women's convention. he had been considered a minor candidate, this former pizza executive from atlanta, but now he seems to be gaining momentum. we saw him on a couple of the sunday talk shows yesterday criticizing texas governor and candidate rick perry. apparently perry, his father owns a farm where perry often hunts. at the entrance of that farm painted on a rock was a racial slur. the perry family says they bought this farm in the '80s, they removed it, but there were some anonymous reports that it was still there recently. cain said that that was insensitive to african-americans in this century. perry now trying to hold on to his lead as a front-runner in that race as chris christie, new jersey governor, is
a legacy that lives on. >> so while we commemorate his memory today with this great memorial, let us not confuse or forget what he stood for and died for. >> reporter: a day to honor a man and a dream of peace and racial harmony that echoes across time. >> i have a dream today. >> the true measure of any man is how his message continues on. >> reporter: a message now etched in stone in the nation's capital. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >>> here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. portland transit officials are in damage i don't really mode after a bus driver kicked a passenger off because she couldn't quiet her crying baby. the driver's decision led to a passenger insurrection of sorts with several leaving the bus in protest. in response to the incident, the company has issued an apology but has not fired the driver. >>> it was an emotional day for thousands in maryland who honored 89 fallen firefighters. the special service at the national firefighter memorial paid homage to those who perished. their names were added to the memorial wall.
this much snow in october. but yet our computers are telling us time after time that this is what's going to happen. so you notice the big cities, our computers are saying three inches or less. so i'm thinking it's just going to be slushy in new york city. it's just going to be slushy in areas like philadelphia. same for you, coastal areas of connecticut and also out on the cape. but once you get anywhere interior, that's where we could see the accumulating snows, maybe even eventually on the roads, but definitely the cars, grass and tree limbs. that's why i'm concerned with trees. we could get power outages, too. that storm is located in arkansas. it's going to head up the east coast on saturday. it looks like saturday night after the sunset is when the worst of it, that's when we'll have the potential for accumulating snows. incredible for the end of october. >> don't feel like no one's listening. i listen on that one. >> maybe they don't want to. >>> more on wall street giant's rally. meg whitman changes course at h.p. and what is facebook up to in sweden? your first look at this morni
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